Not many pieces are as soft and cuddly as a great cardigan. I can’t imagine my closet without them.
I tend to navigate toward gray, black and tan because those colors are so versatile. Step out of that box and you will find an awesome array of colors to up your wardrobe style.
The basic stripe top, black trousers and gray cardigan is certainly classic and will always be in style. I added leopard pumps, these days; animal print is pretty much considered a neutral. If it’s hard for you to pair brown shoes with a gray/black outfit, just go classic with black heels.